NCHC snapshot: Omaha

It seemed like a dream scenario for Omaha, which hosted the NCHC bubble and only had to play seven of its 24 regular season games away from Baxter Arena. The Mavericks finished 10-6-1 at Baxter Arena, and they rode that to NCAA Tournament qualification, but UNO was pounded by Minnesota in the first round of … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: Omaha

NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

North Dakota was considered one of the favorites to win the NCAA championship last season, but league rival Minn.-Duluth ended the Fighting Hawks' bid in an epic five-overtime regional final. UND should always be considered a contender not only for the top spot in the league but the national title, and despite losing a significant … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

What a four-year run it has been for Minnesota-Duluth. In 2018, national title. In 2019, national title. In 2020, the Bulldogs had 22 wins heading into the NCHC Tournament, but COVID canceled the entire postseason. Then came 2021. After Michigan was forced to forfeit its first-round NCAA matchup, UMD's five-overtime win over North Dakota was … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

NCHC Snapshot: Denver

By its standards, Denver's 2020-21 season was a disaster. The Pioneers snapped a 22-year string of winning seasons and failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. But there's still plenty of cause for optimism in the DU camp, as fourth-season coach David Carle's first two teams finished with winning … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Denver

NCHC Snapshot: Colorado College

Colorado College opens Ed Robson Arena this fall, a beautiful 3,000-plus seat on-campus facility, and that will certainly benefit recruitment. Because CC can use the help. The Tigers have not reached .500 since 2011-12, and their .217 winning percentage last season was their worst in five years. To be fair, Colorado College's schedule consisted exclusively … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Colorado College

Miamians thrive in Stanley Cup playoffs

Blake Coleman became the second former RedHawk to win two career Stanley Cups last month. Blake Coleman (photo by Cathy Lachmann). And the Tampa Bay forward was the first MU alum to hoist the NHL's top prize in consecutive seasons. Coleman has logged 53 career playoff games, 48 of which came in the past two … Continue reading Miamians thrive in Stanley Cup playoffs

2020-21 season review

The most bizarre season in NCAA hockey history was also Miami's worst ever offensively. The RedHawks finished 5-18-2 and averaged fewer than two goals a game for the first time ever, shattering their previous mark by an average of over a quarter of goal. MIAMI'S WORST OFFENSIVE SEASONSSeasonGamesGoalsAvg.2020-2125481.922018-1938872.292015-1636862.392001-0236892.472012-13421062.52 In 25 games this season, Miami netted … Continue reading 2020-21 season review

N. Dakota ends Miami’s season

There was an excellent chance Miami's stay in this season's NCHC Tournament would be a short one, after the RedHawks finished last in the conference and opened the playoffs at No. 2 North Dakota. But the hope was they would stick around for more than one period. The RedHawks gave up three goals in the … Continue reading N. Dakota ends Miami’s season

Preview: Miami at N. Dakota

Regardless of the NCHC postseason format, Miami was headed to The Ralph to open the conference playoffs. Due to COVID concerns, all eight teams will play the entire tournament – single elimination – at a single venue. That facility would be North Dakota's home rink. Under the traditional format, the RedHawks, as an eight seed, … Continue reading Preview: Miami at N. Dakota

Miami rally again falls short vs. WMU

OXFORD, Ohio – There was a familiar scoring pattern in Miami's regular season finale. The RedHawks fell behind by two, came back and tied it then allowed the final two in a 4-2 loss to Western Michigan at Cady Arena on Sunday. WMU (10-11-3) had taken a 2-0 lead, seen it slip away then rallied … Continue reading Miami rally again falls short vs. WMU

Persson hurt; WMU tops Miami

Western Michigan did not start its third goaltender as expected, while Miami had to turn to its emergency netminder. The Broncos surprised everyone by announcing Brandon Bussi would start in net, as the team's top goaltender was injured in the first game of the season and had not dressed since. Ludvig Persson (photo by Cathy … Continue reading Persson hurt; WMU tops Miami

Preview: W. Michigan vs. Miami

This is the final regular season weekend for these teams, who will both finish below .500 and out of the NCHC's top four. But they still have plenty to play for, as both could move up a seed for the conference tournament in two weeks. Western Michigan is in sixth, a point behind fifth-place Denver, … Continue reading Preview: W. Michigan vs. Miami

St. Cloud salvages split with Miami

Eight seconds. That's how long it took for No. 6 St. Cloud State to flip a one-goal deficit into a lead early in the third period, and the Huskies would not relinquish that advantage in a 4-2 win over Miami at Cady Arena on Saturday, as the teams split the two-game weekend set. SCSU's Brendan … Continue reading St. Cloud salvages split with Miami

Miami ends skids, rallies past St. Cloud

OXFORD, Ohio – It looked bleak for Miami approaching the midway point of the third period, as the RedHawks were being shut out and had generated fewer than 20 shots. But MU scored three times in less than three minutes and fought off a late surge, puling off a 3-2 upset of No. 6 St. … Continue reading Miami ends skids, rallies past St. Cloud

Preview: St. Cloud St. at Miami

Cady Arena has hosted just four games this season, but this weekend's series between Miami and St. Cloud State will be the final two-game set played in Oxford until fall. MU's lone remaining home contest will be part of a home-and-home set against Western Michigan to close out the 2020-21 NCHC slate. The Huskies swept … Continue reading Preview: St. Cloud St. at Miami

UMD fires 58 shots, sweeps Miami

No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth broke one shots record and nearly eclipsed two others in its series finale vs. Miami. Despite finishing with a 58-31 advantage in that category, the Bulldogs and RedHawks were tied until late in the third period, when UMD took the lead on the power play and sealed the 3-1 win at Amsoil … Continue reading UMD fires 58 shots, sweeps Miami